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Refugees are often in the headlines yet the reality of their lives is frequently misunderstood.
Tens of millions of people have been uprooted from their homes because of violence or persecution.
Updated: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
But not all these people are refugees. Syrians who have fled fighting to other parts of Syria are strictly speaking known as internally displaced people because they haven’t left Syria. Those in neighbouring Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are refugees because they’ve crossed an international border.
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